Saturday, January 12

(Un)emptying Hollows


One of my favorite things to do (in life and in writing) is to take words or situations (that aren’t always pleasant) and twist them around until they do soothing things to the feels. So, when I was asked to spring a poem out of “hollow”, I was all grins (and elfchen):


I
fill hollows
(spawned by fate)
with writing that feeds
souls.

Words
brew healing
magic that shows
there’s power in sharing
hope.

spell words
(inked from living)
out of my (un)emptying
hollows.


i might be slightly obsessed (and totally in love) with my Frida calendar

 linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and Poets United

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  1. "fill hollows ...
    with writing that feeds
    souls"

    Wonderful advice. I feel this.

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  2. The (un) makes all the difference.

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  3. I hope your hollows are in good shape this weekend, Magaly, and you have plenty of soul food. I love the reassurance that
    'Words
    brew healing
    magic that shows
    there’s power in sharing
    hope'.

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    1. My hollows are achy and swollen and slightly nauseated, lol! But they are getting better. So much better.

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    2. Thank you for the good wishes, Kim.

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  4. There is certainly magic and power in words! Love it, Magaly!❤️

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  5. U indeed ‘fill hollows w/writing that feeds souls ‘. Very creatively and w/naughty humor which I approve 🀣

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  6. Turning the hollow into a hallowed takes harrows (and yes, arrows) of fire -- words which all echo the mystery we write!

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  7. I could never imagine your hollows being anything other than "(un)emptying". And I LOVE your Frida calendar!

    (Maybe it's my peculiarity, but when I first saw the title of this post, before reading the wonderful poetry, I only thought of the positive connotation for the word "hollow". I know that "hollow" is defined more as a negative term, but I always think of it first as "Sleepy Hollow", or "Witch's Hollow", or "Blythe Hollow"... etc. I'm rather beguiled by the idea of living in a place that has the word "Hollow" in the title!)

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    1. When we go to Sleepy Hollow, I am going to take pictures of you in front of every single sign with "hollow" in it. It's a promise. The (un)emptying will be glorious!

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    2. Contemplating that wonderful goal makes my heart sing!

      ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    3. WoooHooo! πŸ–€❤️πŸ–€

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  8. Without the hollowed area of orchestrial (and guitar) instruments - where would music be without them. It was fun thinking how to turn hollow into a positive (I dont' like writing sad or negative as you probably notice) I like your "un"... :)

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  9. There is power in sharing hope indeed, and your Frida calendar looks fab!

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  10. a hollow is merely something that has been emptied, to be filled with something new and beautiful - or even cradled by it, - I'm imagining dells and hollows and how the carving out is so often surrounded by lush beauty - and turning something, especially the "un" into goodness is worth the sharing indeed.

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    1. Indeed, most things in life are merely what we make of them.

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  11. Love your poem, love that calendar too!

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  12. your calendar and poem so fabulous.
    have a great day

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  13. " there’s power in sharing / hope." Absolutely.

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  14. I think you love Frida almost as much as I do, Magaly. Your writing is much like her painting visualizing what your words can do in an original way.

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    1. My sweetest Robin, you've made my day... probably my week. Thank you so much.

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  15. I'll match you and Robin in love for Frida! The painting and poem do seem a match.

    Well, poetry was first of all magic, right?

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    1. Now, I shan't stop grinning.

      And I completely agree on the poetry point.

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  16. Yes you do...Yes they do...yes you have... and yes you are ;) XXX

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  17. Love this; that image of healing words just settles in and warms. :)

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  18. Filling...feeding hollows. First realizing they are there!!! Then upstanding both needs. Argh!!!and I love Frida!
    I'm seeing my hallows... hmmmm...now what to fill them with. Ahhhh!! The possibilities!! I relish the task. Cheers my dear to blank slates!!

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    1. May considering the possibilities keep us distracted long enough, until the hollows become exactly what they need to be...

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  19. "(un)emptying hollows" is such a wonderful way of putting it! I love your fulfilling take and hopeful use of the word, Magaly! :-)

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  20. Love the way you magic your words to fill the hollows!

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  21. Back from the Pantry. I love "writing that feeds souls" and words that brew healing magic. Awesome!

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  22. Because, as you so wisely say, words brew healing, my prayer is that your words will help to heal this broken, twisted, savaged world in which we live.

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    1. May our words (and actions) do just that!

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  23. Striking how you filled the hollows here, delicious and filling. :-)

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  24. Love every word, feeling hope is healing energy.

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  25. Words fill many needs nourishing the heart, soul and mind. Thank you for sharing food for thought.

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    1. And thank you for sharing yours. ❤️πŸ–€

      P.S. I read your poem to my amaryllis.

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  26. the 2nd stanza, especially good to read / know ~

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    1. Thank you, sir. I am glad you think so.

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  27. Beautifully penned, Magaly. Writing indeed does fill hollows in a way that nothing else can really fill. I like the idea of words brewing healing magic. And what powerful magic it is!

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    1. We are so lucky, to have access to such magic yumminess. 😊

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  28. I'm glad those hollows don't quit. Good talent helps them to stay full.
    ..

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  29. I like how you fill the hollows with magic words! Wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Toni. Right back at you.

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  30. Awesome! Loved your picture ...so natural as your voice.
    ZQ

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  31. Love the words, here. Both: as I interpreted them and lingered, thoughtfully with them, for a bit. And then, there is the music of them. Wonderful notes of sound - as I spoke them aloud.

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    1. Yay! I, too, had fun speaking the words aloud. ✨πŸ–€✨

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  32. That cycle of filling the hollows with words that have sprung from the hollows is so real... lovely thought.

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  33. Love the 'inked from living'...too right. Words are full of life!

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  34. LOVE your poem and LOVE your calendar!!!! Big Hugs!

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